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Power, Production, And The Unprotected Worker
Power, Production, And The Unprotected Worker
By Jeffrey Harrod
Columbia University Press, 1987, 347 pp

Following the large study of Production, Power, and World Order by Robert Cox (noted in Foreign Affairs, Winter 1987/88), his associate Jeffrey Harrod applies the same general approach to unprotected workers, "the least powerful of producers within the world labor force." Fitting an extraordinary range of material into a rigorous framework (which, however, does not deaden the sensitivity of an engagé author), the book tells a great deal about subsistence farmers, peasants, casual laborers, unorganized workers with regular jobs, the self-employed and household workers. Taken together they may constitute half the workers of the world, or three-quarters of those in the noncommunist world.